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Cruise itinerary ideas

Whether you take to the waters regularly, or are considering stepping on board for the first time, we’re confident you’ll find a cruise to excite you. Our itinerary ideas are a good place to start, and detail sample trips designed by our specialists to showcase the variety of experiences on offer.

These itineraries can be tailored to your interests, tastes and budget by our specialists. They can arrange the logistics around boarding your vessel and include further explorations on land. Some cruises can be combined to create longer water-based adventures, and others change character depending which season you pick. We take to the waters regularly, testing out new vessels and routes to help you pick your ideal cruise.

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Itineraries we recommend for cruise

  • Alleppey Backwaters, Kerala

    South India's temples & backwaters

    India
    • Soak up the view of the Shore Temple at sunset.

    • Enjoy France in India in the former colonial enclave of Pondicherry.

    • Stay in a village of 19th century merchants' homes.

    • Witness the ceremonies in Sri Meenakshi temple with hundreds of pilgrims and the smell of incense.

    13 days from CAD4,340pp

  • Mekong River Delta, Vietnam

    Vietnam's Mekong Delta

    Vietnam and Cambodia
    • Discover the hidden charm and culture of one of the few remaining Khmer communities in Vietnam.

    • Journey along the Mekong and Bassac River on board a traditionally styled sampan.

    • End the trip in Cambodia's capital city, Phnom Penh.

    • Spend a few days navigating the mesmerizing city of Saigon.

    • Explore the kingdom of coconuts, Ben Tre.

    • Enjoy two nights at a charming riverside lodge in Vinh Long province.

    10 days from CAD4,380pp

  • Houseboat, Kerala

    Kerala & the Maldives

    India
    • Fort Cochin's colonial atmosphere and architecture.

    • Tea tasting in the high hills of Munnar.

    • Boat safari in Periyar National Park.

    • Stay overnight on a traditional rice barge.

    • Snorkel, scuba and swim in the Maldives.

    12 days from CAD4,710pp

  • Royal Clipper, Caribbean

    Barbados & sailing the Windward Isles

    Saint Lucia and Barbados
    • Embark on a seafaring adventure navigating the Windward Isles onboard the Royal Clipper Sailing vessel.

    • Take some time to visit the historical highlights on Barbados, including St. Nicholas Abbey, Bathsheba and Holetown.

    • Sample some of the island's best food in Speightstown or Oistins.

    14 days from CAD5,510pp

  • Yangtze River

    Yangtze River Classic tour

    China
    • Marvel at the wonders of the Forbidden City, Great Wall and the Terracotta Warriors.

    • Cruise on the Yangtze River and take in the spectacular scenery.

    • See the enormous Three Gorges Dam up close.

    • Explore Shanghai’s former French Concession by bike.

    • Sample Chinese breakfast specialities and enjoy lunch with a local family.

    12 days from CAD6,295pp

  • RV Angkor Pandaw

    Cruising the Red River

    China and Vietnam
    • Begin your trip in Hong Kong where East meets West.

    • Embark on a river cruising adventure through lesser visited parts of Northern Vietnam.

    • Visit the hill tribes in the spectacular Mai Chau Valley.

    • Sail on the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Halong Bay.

    • Explore the charming Vietnamese capital Hanoi where the organized chaos is perfectly contrasted by the serene temples and beautiful lakes.

    15 days from CAD7,425pp

  • Chiang Mai countryside

    Thailand's highlands & islands

    Thailand
    • Spend time cruising through Thailand's southern islands on board the wonderful Star Clipper.

    • Enjoy Thailand's northern city of Chiang Mai which boasts beautiful temples, one of the best night markets in Asia and stunning mountain scenery.

    • Explore Khao Sok National Park.

    • Discover the sprawling city of Bangkok where grand palaces, tuk-tuks and street vendors dot the streets.

    17 days from CAD8,140pp

  • A Polar Bear edges its way round a Walrus colony, Svalbard

    North Spitsbergen: 7-night cruise

    Arctic
    • Spend time on deck looking out for the elusive polar bear, huge walrus and surfacing whales.

    • Look for Arctic foxes on the prowl at the bottom of impressive cliff nesting colonies.

    • Walk through the barren landscape and learn the fascinating history of the whalers and trappers who once sheltered here.

    • Marvel at icebergs carved into hypnotic shapes by the wind and water.

    9 days from CAD8,220pp

  • Brahmaputra River

    Cruising in Assam

    India
    • Explore the old colonial capital of Calcutta.

    • Experience a relaxing cruise on the Brahmaputra.

    • Discover the fast disappearing Majuli river island.

    • Stay in a traditional Assamese tea bungalow.

    • Safari in Kaziranga National Park.

    13 days from CAD8,235pp

  • Kayaking, Halong Bay

    Family adventure to Vietnam

    Vietnam
    • Kayak through stunning limestone karst scenery at Halong Bay.

    • Take time out to enjoy rural life in Ky Son.

    • Try out a martial arts lesson in Hue.

    • Enjoy a fishing trip in Hoi An, before a barbecue lunch on board the boat.

    • Shop and relaxing on the beach at charming Hoi An.

    • Scramble through the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels near Saigon.

    16 days from CAD8,570pp

  • Tanjung Puting, Indonesia

    Highlights of Indonesia

    Indonesia
    • Visit the spectacular Borobudur temple.

    • Spend two nights cruising through Tanjung Puting National Park.

    • Enjoy a few days exploring the hills of Ubud.

    • Embark on an unforgettable sailing adventure around Komodo National Park.

    16 days from CAD8,755pp

  • Al Fresco dining on MY Pegasus

    Cruising in the Seychelles

    Seychelles
    • Discover Mahé's history on a private island tour.

    • Cruise the Seychelles' inner islands.

    • Learn about the native coco de mer palm.

    • Enjoy the flavours of traditional Creole food.

    • Spot nesting seabirds and hawksbill turtles on Cousin Island.

    11 days from CAD8,990pp

  • Rajmahal boat

    Cruising in West Bengal

    India
    • Explore Calcutta on an unusual walking tour.

    • Watch the world go by from the comfort of a river cruiser.

    • Discover the colonial French and Dutch settlements dotted along the riverbank.

    • Travel by boat, cycle rickshaw and train, avoiding the chaos of Indian roads.

    11 days from CAD9,210pp

  • Ecuador's highlands on the Tren Crucero

    Ecuador by river & rail: Amazon cruise & Tren Crucero

    Ecuador
    • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage city of Quito, with its cobbled streets, colonial architecture and pretty squares.

    • Cruise the Amazon in search of wildlife onboard the elegant MV Anakonda.

    • Take the iconic Tren Crucero rail journey from Andes to coast, stopping to admire a variety of sights along the way such as the Cotopaxi Volcano and famous Devil's Nose.

    12 days from CAD9,365pp

  • Sea lions, Galapagos Islands

    Galapagos & Costa Rica tour

    Costa Rica and Ecuador
    • The unique, fearless wildlife of the Galapagos.

    • Relax on a beautiful Pacific beach.

    • Search for the resplendent quetzal and other birdlife in the cool Costa Rican cloudforest.

    • Undertake zip-lining, white-water rafting as well as other activities around Arenal.

    • Get up close to the perfectly conical Arenal Volcano.

    15 days from CAD9,655pp

  • Traditional dance, Belaraghi, Flores

    Flores: Indonesia's Wild Frontier

    Indonesia
    • Encounter Komodo dragons and fantastic marine life.

    • Trek to spend a night in one of the most fascinating villages in Asia.

    • Visit the famous crater lakes of Kelimutu.

    • The stunning Seventeen Islands Coral Garden Marine Park.

    • Relax in two contrasting Balinese towns.

    17 days from CAD9,705pp

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